Blond Heads Nordic Race

Oil on canvas, 160 x 130 cm, 2003–2004

The idea for the series “Blond heads Nordic race” is borrowed from the book “Deutsche Köpfe, Nordischer Rasse”, which was published in Germany in 1927 and features photographs of “Aryans” that Birgisson enlarges onto the canvas. There is no longer a vague undertone that might be interpreted as racist – there is no doubt where the characters in the series come from or what they stand for.

Iðunn Vignisdóttir, New Icelandic Art, National Gallery of Iceland 2004


  • The National Gallery of Iceland
  • Gallery Boreas, Pittsfield MA